The coupe version of Audi's popular A4 sedan, the A5 combines luxury and style with a touch of sport. While it's not as spacious as the brand's four-door compacts, A5 retains many of their practical virtues, including fine efficiency and a usable trunk.
What's New for 2016
All models now come with the sporty "S line" exterior treatment. Convertibles can get a new acoustic top in red.
Choosing Your Audi A5
Available as a four-passenger coupe or soft-top convertible, the A5 carries a 2-liter four-cylinder engine good for 220 horsepower. The coupe comes standard with all-wheel drive and your choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. The convertible starts out with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The optional all-wheel drive system comes only with the eight-speed automatic. Expect to pay about $6,500 more for the convertible.
Both body styles are available in three trim levels:
We recommend starting at the Premium Plus trim level, which makes the A5 feel like a complete luxury car. From there, the Sport package is the worthiest add-on in our view, providing sports car-like handling with hardly any loss in ride comfort.